|The Middle East in Election 2004: The Accountability Acts - Eugene Bird|
The new Syrian and Saudi Accountability Acts represent unique Congressional forays into the executive branch's traditional authority over US foreign affairs. What is the potential long-term diplomatic and economic impact of accountability acts on the United States and its relations with the international community? What evidence and justifications underlie the acts? How are American national interests served? Which lobbies and interest groups seek these acts? As the U.S...
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; Foreign Policy; Syria; Election 2004